Server uptime and reliability are crucial to running a great data center. IT organizations spend time and money implementing high availability (HA) virtualization and adequate server operations and security. Invest in fault tolerance and designed-to-fail architectures so that IT workloads continue operating even when the worst happens.
This guide explores how the different ways IT organizations build uptime into their servers and data centers, from facility to hardware to HA virtualization and designed-to-fail systems.
1High uptime in the data center-
The increasing importance of high uptime
Businesses want their servers to be running all the time, which is almost impossible. However, you can ensure that there is little to no drop in uptime.
IT departments should work with business leaders to decide how much uptime is enough, rather than always push for more hardware to improve server uptime. Continue Reading
Due to the increasing demand of the digital economy, data center uptime will surpass electrical infrastructure in importance by 2022. Continue Reading
In a modern data center, availability relies on comprehensive server uptime awareness, and can't be pinned just to automation, application modularity or redundancy. Continue Reading
New server processor attributes quickly fix errors and increase reliability, avoiding system failures and workload outages. Continue Reading
Here's how to decide which tier level best suits your colocation needs. Continue Reading
Virtual server security relies on availability, but what type of hardware supports such a high level of server uptime? Continue Reading
What's the most effective way to improve server availability and reliability, and minimize data loss? A good mix of software and hardware technologies. Continue Reading
Planning and training can help restore IT operations sooner and mitigate the impact on most organizations, even if system downtime still occurs. Continue Reading
Server uptime building blocks
Sure, uptime is important. But you can't help build it into your data center if you keep getting tripped up. Check out these eight terms to help you better grasp server uptime.
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Keep hardware failure to a minimum
Sooner or later, server hardware will fail, so don't get caught unprepared. From battery management to the right continuity plan, these tips will help you plan for the worst.
It's impossible to prevent every hardware failure, but today's disaster planning revolves around doing your best to avoid downtime. Continue Reading
How your IT team approaches and learns from data center failures shows how well it functions as a whole. Continue Reading
Improve data center resiliency by learning from other businesses IT mistakes. Continue Reading
Move away from a simple backup and restore mentality toward IT service continuity to save money in the long term. Continue Reading
You have several options for virtualizing critical IT infrastructure services. Continue Reading
See how these companies took different approaches in the footprint, location and feel of the space when building a data center. Continue Reading
Use backup battery monitoring to take power monitoring off to-do lists, extend the life of batteries and prevent outages. Continue Reading
4HA and fault tolerance-
Keeping up with the virtualizations
Resilient virtual machines increase uptime for IT workloads and ease concerns about individual server uptime. Be sure your virtualization scheme is up to snuff with these insights on high availability and fault tolerance.
Two experts differ on the frequency with which IT organizations should test high-availability server clusters, since they can introduce downtime. Continue Reading
Learn why a solid DR strategy is still necessary even though hypervisor vendors champion the benefits of HA. Continue Reading
Which data replication technology is right for your organization in the event of hardware failure? Continue Reading
IT organizations should choose VM high availability implementation wisely so they don't over spend. Continue Reading
Organizations can prevent a single server fault from disrupting mission-critical applications by creating a failover plan distributing workloads across multiple physical servers. Continue Reading
There are several factors to consider when choosing whether or not to virtualize, including the importance of the workload and any dependencies. Continue Reading